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The Bullied Strikes Back

March 20th, 2011 · 3 Comments

VIDEO: Shocking school fight video

This video is currently doing the rounds of Facebook pages of
teenagers across the globe. And for good reason. More children have either been bullied or know someone who’s been bullied than are bullies.
It makes for compelling viewing to see a bully finally hit back. It’s the fantasy of every bullied child. [...]

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Tags: Bullying · Education · Self-esteem · Uncategorized · Violence

Look But Can’t Touch

August 29th, 2010 · 4 Comments

I could hear my son singing and playing his guitar in his bedroom one evening. The only thing strange about that scenario was that he had closed his bedroom door. Just weeks away from his 13th birthday, the door closing had begun.
So naturally I opened the door to find out why it was closed: standard [...]

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Tags: Puberty · Relationships · Technology · Uncategorized · friends · social media

Preparing For Your Child’s First Kiss

May 20th, 2010 · 3 Comments

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“Kissing leads to touching. Touching leads to grandchildren.”
This sweet little quote was posted on Facebook by a 12-year-old that my son has a crush on. I know her mother and I can almost hear her saying that to her daughter. Good to see that some children listen to their parents!
I’m assuming it’s because the daughter [...]

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Tags: Relationships · Uncategorized · sex

How Involved Should You Be With Their School?

March 28th, 2010 · 1 Comment

I hadn’t spoken of the incident that I’m about to share for at least six years. I’d pushed the very thought to the back of my mind, so distressing was my first contact with the powers that be at my son’s new school seven years ago.
But in recent weeks I’ve had cause to speak [...]

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Tags: Bullying · Culture · Education · Uncategorized

Yes, Teenagers Don’t Tweet

August 6th, 2009 · No Comments

Source: Mashable
I am a mad Tweeter and my teenage son thinks I’m a loser. Maybe he’s right. Social media is a huge commitment that I feel guilty neglecting.
My son and his friends are big on Facebook, but he can’t see the value in sending out tiny messages to people he doesn’t know or care about [...]

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Tags: Puberty · Technology · Uncategorized